Testimonials - Far North
9 Day: Guided: Road/Touring
Here are what some of our customers have had to say about our Scottish cycling holidays...
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Gordon Gates, Colorado, USA
This tour was a BLAST!!!! Small group, incredible landscape, quiet countryside roads, good weather for cycling, enthusiastic tour leader, great roadside snacks at sites with a view, unique rural lodging sites, good food for vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarian, many memorable moments with a longing for more days on the road. I’m ready to go back to the Scottish Highlands for more of the same!
John Lingford, London, England, UK
"....what better way to see them than from the saddle of a bicycle?"
So says the redspokes description of this tour from Inverness in the East to Ullapool on the West coast. Completely agree. Stunning scenery, quiet roads and understanding drivers, at your own pace and plenty of opportunity to stop and take it all in.
Backed up with superb organisation and support, including high quality bikes for hire. The redspokes van with tea and snacks (and chat) always waiting just when you need it. Good accommodation and food to look forward to at the end of the day. What`s not to like?
Karen & Darrell Rott, Boulder Colorado, USA
We truly loved riding in the highlands of Scotland and having a true scot for a leader was the best!
Dermot planned and executed the details of the tour down to the smallest detail - even having midge spray in the van! we really enjoyed having a small group and the various positives that come with fewer people. if I were to grade this trip: scenery - A+, trip leader - A+, snacks and support van - A+, accommodations - A-, bikes - B+, pretrip info - A, office support staff A+. If given the opportunity, we would definitely do this trip or another with red spokes again!!!
Michael Glodowski, Wisconsin, USA
My wife and I truly had an unforgettable tour across Scotland’s Highlands. This being our ninth Redspokes tour we were excited to cycle across this beautiful country. We were blessed with amazing warm weather, sunshine and no rain during the entire tour. Both Redspokes guides (Susanne and Graham) offered deep narrative of Scotland’s amazing history and they truly complimented each other capabilities with charm and attentiveness.
As we crossed east to west we encountered the wonderful changes in geography sprinkled in with some of the most courteous motorists we have ever come across. As expected the seafood was amazing and our accommodations offered a unique mix of clean and comfortable lodging. Cycling Scotland in June offered extended sunlight thus ensuring no concerns of racing the darkness.
One can only absorb so much during the tour and now am compelled to crack the books on Scotlands history purchased during our tour …..of course accompanied but a few drams of whisky that some how made its way into our luggage!
Jan Gates, Boulder Colorado, USA
This trip was a very positive experience! I appreciated Dermot and Linette's attention to all of our needs. The route was very scenic with many surprises in the countryside. Around every corner was breathaking scenery. The routes were well planned and the food provided was in abundance.
I would highly recommend this tour!
Alex De Moraes, California, USA
This was an adventurous trip with great roads to ride on (the cars are very courteous to cyclists). Scenery and locations we visited are out of the way and amazing. It was great to experience the foods at different locations and found it very good, no bad meals. Food was plentiful.
Graham our cycle guide was entertaining, great with people, witty and fun to be around. Make the trip a little more special. Susan was the support driver. She has vast knowledge of the history and landscape, speaks Gaelic and knows the history of scotland.
Michael Magee, Washington, USA
It was a great tour with a lot of outstanding scenery, and company. The food throughout thew trip was great and the towns we visited were charming.
Susanne and Graham were great and a lot of fun during the trip.
Bill McNeill, Washington, USA
Redspokes’ Far North Tour affords the cycling tourist a taste of the best the Highlands has to offer. Spectacular mountain and coastal scenery, accommodation in culturally interesting villages and in the countryside, and visits to sites of historic interest are interspersed with just the right amount of challenging cycling. An altogether great experience!
Jonas Barter, Almonte, Canada
The redspokes Scotland 500 trip is tough but extremely rewarding. The route really had something for everyone ... narrow roads, gravel short-cuts, rolling hills, steep climbs, screaming downhills, and crossings of ancient viaducts, not to mention the verdant valleys, distant mountains, and whimsical villages. Our guides were strong, funny, well-organized, flexible, and attentive. Even though this is arguably redspokes' only trip in a developed country, I usually felt that I was "out there" in the beautiful wilds of Scotland (but with a comfortable B&B at the end of the day).
Pierre Albert Gaspard, Beirut, Lebanon
This trip was as exciting as all the other redspokes trips I have been on. The quality of the accommodations, the stunning scenery and the challenging rides made up all the ingredients for a memorable tour. A special thanks to the redspokes team Carl, Clare and Richard for their support and dedication. This Scottish week will stay in my memory for a long time and confirms redspokes as my first choice for outdoor adventures.
Fadi Asmar, Beirut, Lebanon
Great tour covering a very scenic part of Scotland, the whole tour was fantastic. Loved the cycling, scenery, cycling companions and the fabulous accommodation, particularly the nights in Ardtornish, a truly magical place. The support from Carl, Clare and Richard during the tour was beyond the call of duty! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would absolutely recommend it to anyone.
David Mercer, Middlesbrough, England
It was great to ride with redspokes again, this was a potentially tricky tour with quite a few ferries to catch, variable Scottish weather, not too many alternative choices of food or accommodation if timings went wrong, Demot made it all look effortless, modifying the rides if necessary to ensure we stayed on track. He is a very motivating and enthusiastic tour leader, always being there when some encouragement is needed to get to the top of a hill.
The group rode well together, no one really ahead or behind, again with Dermot watching out to make sure we could all cope with the route, and providing a much needed stop with a cake and cup of tea at the critical moments.
A really enjoyable tour, with the hills and the weather providing a nice challenge and sense of achievement at the end of each day
Andrew Richards, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
It was great to see parts of Scotland which I hadn't seen before, and I will definitely be going back to some of the places again. Keeping away from the tourist areas and speaking to locals was also nice, rather than being caught up with the masses all the time.
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